Africa’s longets serving leaders, BBC, 6 November 2012

  • 33 years: Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo – Equatorial Guinea, took power in a coup in August 1979
  • 33 years: Jose Eduardo dos Santos – Angola, took over after death of the country’s first president in September 1979
  • 32 years: Robert Mugabe – Zimbabwe, won the country’s independence elections in April 1980
  • 30 years: Paul Biya – Cameroon, took over after resignation of the country’s first president in November 1982
  • 26 years: Yoweri Museveni – Uganda, became president after his rebel group took power in January 1986

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